The Bootleg Beatles emerged from the show Beatlemania’s performers. Up till today, The Bootleg Beatles are one of the most successful and longest tribute band in the world. They have developed into an institution as a result of their own ability and achievements, with their impeccable recreation of hit songs from every era of the world’s most renowned song collection. Every little element is methodically covered, from outfits and genuine period instruments to their inflection-perfect vocal imitation.
About The Bootleg Beatles
The Bootleg Beatles current and former members
The former members of the band were: Jack Lee Elgood, Paul Cooper, Rick Rock, Neil Harrison, David Catlin-Birch, Andre Barreau, and Hugo Degenhardt. Neil Harrison announced his separation from the group in 2011, saying that he will be replaced by Adam Hastings. David Catlin-Birch followed the path of Harrison in 2012, and in 2014 Andre Barreau said his goodbyes from The Bootleg Beatles, too. The last member that left the band was Hugo Degenhardt, who was replaced in 2016 by Gordon Elsmore.
The present members are Adam Hastings, who plays John Lennon (guitar, vocals, keyboard, harmonica); Steve White, who plays Paul McCartney (bass, vocals, keyboard); Stephen Hill, who plays George Harrison (guitar, vocals); and Gordon Elsmore, who plays Ringo Starr (drums, percussion, vocals).
Every show that The Bootleg Beatles performs is divided into four parts, during which the band sings tracks from four different eras. The first part is called “The Fab Four: Beatlemania conquers the world” and consists of Beatles’ song from 1963 to 1964. The second part has the name of “Shea Stadium and the final tour: The end of touring and becoming a studio band” and the songs performed are from the 1965-1966 period. The third part of the show is named “Sgt Pepper and Magical Mystery Tour: The psychedelic explosion” and the band sings 1967s tracks. The fourth part and also the last, named “The Later Years: The White Album, Abbey Road and the rooftop concert”, has songs from 1968 to 1970. Needless to say, the band changes into genuine outfits for each act.